Christmas Gifts We DON’T Want This Year…
Around this time every year the thought process is drawn into inevitable minefield of buying Christmas gifts for your friends, loved ones and of course, the golf enthusiast. The market is flooded with novelty golf gifts which at first may seem the ideal solution, but soon end up stockpiled in the back of the cupboard, at Golf Escapes however, we have a range of packages to suit every budget for stays in the UK or abroad and if you can’t decide, why not treat someone to a gift voucher to put towards a golf break they will truly love this Christmas instead of these monstrosities…
What every golfer dreads this Christmas…
Golf Club Urinal
Bringing a whole new meaning to “taking relief” on the course, when you think of the process it takes to get a new product to market, it really is astonishing that this actually exists. This gift is all well and good until your playing partner decides to “have a go” with your interesting looking, yet slightly warmer, new club.
Toilet Putting Green
Sometimes our putting is so bad it belongs in the toilet, but not literally. Maybe a few wires were crossed in the design phase and toilet golf was born. Putting is a skill that requires the upmost concentration and attention to detail, unfortunately for some of us however, so does using the toilet.
Novelty Golf Tie
Every year the novelty golf tie makes its way into stockings up and down the country, and is then condemned to back of the wardrobe for all eternity and although this may get worn into work just the once to appease the gift giver, the only tie a golfer wants usually leads to a playoff.
Golf Club Drinks Dispenser
In theory, this gift should be both practical and novel, however, taking note of other novelty clubs on the market, this one is best avoided. Carrying one club in your bag containing a refreshing beverage and another containing excess urine, a round of golf could end up leaving a really bad taste in your mouth.
Novelty Golf Balls
For some golfers, selecting the right golf ball for your game is a surprisingly complex process, assessing what ball suits your game best, distance, feel, spin? For others, one good round with a particular brand and you are loyal for life. Either way, these novelty balls won’t improve your game and you will also have to swallow any pride you may have left when you shank these onto the opposite fairway and the infamous question of “which one is yours?” arises.